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Football Quotes

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that.” – Bill Shankly. Now, if you are a true fan of football or soccer as it is popularly known, Bill Shankly, the famous Scottish football player, would be more than right in your books. Football, for reasons only known to fans, just happens to be the most followed and most loved sport in the world. It is no surprise then that the FIFA World Cup tournament is the world’s most anticipated sporting event

Edinson Cavani

Everybody knows that, in football, anything can happen.

Snoop Dogg

It's so easy for a kid to join a gang, to do drugs... we should make it that easy to be involved in football and academics.

Aaron Rodgers

I don't think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don't think he's a big football fan.

Nora Fatehi

Being sporty at heart, I've wanted to learn football since I was a child. But I never got the chance because, growing up, my family didn't have the finances for extra-curricular activities.

Edinson Cavani

In Uruguay, there is a football pitch every hundred metres, whether it is made by grass, small stones, or sand. This has been my football education.

Ben Roethlisberger

I take my life and put it on the football field, and I take the football field and put it in my life.

Edinson Cavani

Football is my passion, and who knows where I will play in the future - you cannot foresee that.

River Phoenix

I'm really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I'm Joe Straight.

I think for every young player of my age, they have to go out on loan. I know there's an U21 league and the Europa League for the youth teams, but it's not the same as playing men's football, when there's a lot more riding on it.

Football is one of the most popular sports in the country, and there are many reasons for this. You can take so much from football and apply it to life in general. Just some of those things are goal-setting, preparation, teamwork, perseverance and discipline.

Patrick Mahomes

You dream of your first NFL start when you're a little kid, playing football in the backyard, but until you get there, you never know what to expect.

Edinson Cavani

Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.

Cam Newton

I see myself not only as a football player, but an entertainer and icon.

James Rodriguez

In football, there is always friction, collisions, contact. But I am used to that.

Sam Claflin

I used to spend a lot of time at football training, but that time was later spent in amateur acting classes and my local youth theatre, in plays at school and after-school clubs. That filled the void.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

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Peyton Manning

I didn't play organized football until I was in the seventh grade. Up until that point, I only played at recess and in the backyard.

Jose Mourinho

When you just work tactically, in pure football sessions, you can see the way they can think football.


Football without Messi and Messi without football are not things that go together.

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Kylian Mbappe

In football, everything is possible, from the moment you work and you believe in your qualities.

Tom Brady

Football is unconditional love.

Nick Foles

I can't play football forever.

Chace Crawford

My perfect first date? Maybe a concert or a football game. That would be my ideal first date, but would the girl like it? I don't know.

Mohamed Salah

I want to be the best player in the history of Egyptian football.

Gareth Bale

I was never too much into school. I liked lunchtimes and breaks, but nah, I hated sitting at a desk. I was always looking out of the window, looking at my watch, thinking about when I could play football.

Cam Newton

I grew up trying to be like my idols, and one of the main people in my life was my father. He played football, and when your father is telling stories about the game he played... Everybody wants to be like their father.

Patrick Bamford

After football, ideally I want to take Gary Lineker's job, but we'll see about that. I'd love to do that, present 'Match of the Day.'

Rob Gronkowski

Playing football and being a tight end scoring points, it's awesome to see so many members throughout the United States join to play fantasy football, to expand the sport, to make the game more interesting while you're watching.

Deion Sanders

I'm married to football, baseball is my girlfriend.

I love playing football. So I go out to play football, and I don't really feel pressure. Of course, there are some days when things just don't work out as well as they do on other days, but that doesn't have anything to do with pressure.

Robert Lewandowski

When I was a kid, I did many sports. Judo, like my dad, but also volleyball, handball, and gymnastics. We never played much football.

James Rodriguez

In football, you can win or lose. We always have to be together, with the same spirit we've always had.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

If you are too nice, you will just get eaten alive. The football world is not always a nice place.

John David Washington

This is a privilege, what we get to do. To be able to tell stories. It's a luxury. So I have a business-like approach to it, the same way I had with football.


Brazil eats, sleeps and drinks football. It lives football!

Taylor Lautner

I always played sports when I was young. I played football and baseball for eight years. I loved football.

Lionel Messi

In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.

Dak Prescott

The game of football is something I dearly love, and there's nothing else I'd rather be doing.

Robert Lewandowski

Contracts are not a holy relic in football. You can like this attitude or not, but it's the truth. Sometimes you have to think about if it is meaningful to try out a new impulse.

Edinson Cavani

I play for pleasure, for the passion that I have as a football player.

James Rodriguez

I think I am someone who is happy playing football. It is just that. Whenever I go onto the pitch, I always try and be happy. That is the big motivation that I have always had. Nothing else.

Of course the Premier League is the most difficult league in the world because it's so even. I think you can't really compare other leagues with the Premier League. In the Premier League, every team can beat every team, and in football, that's something where you can have surprises.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Without football, my life is worth nothing.

I didn't do any football stuff when I was a kid... Mostly baseball and basketball the whole time. That's all I did. I played football starting in seventh grade. As I got older, I started playing a little bit more. Then in high school, I really fell in love with it.

I've always really just liked football, and I've always devoted a lot of time to it. When I was a kid, my friends would call me to go out with them, but I would stay home because I had practice the next day. I like going out, but you have to know when you can and when you can't.

As a kid, you obviously dream of being a professional footballer. I would watch players like Ronaldo of Brazil and pretend to be him in the playground. But I don't think about trying to become one of the best in the world or anything like that. I just play football.

Theodore Roosevelt

When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all.

John David Washington

The nature of a football team means you're relying on 10 other guys. Even then, that doesn't guarantee a win.

Chris Pratt

I was an athlete growing up. I was a wrestler, I played football, so I can take a fall. I actually wanted to be a stuntman when I was kid, so I would practice falling down the stairs. It's just something I like to do.

I had this urge to play the game of football, because so many people - I shouldn't say so many, a handful of people - said I couldn't do it. For me, it was one of those things that I just believe in my talent that the Lord gave me, and I wanted to take advantage of it.

Jose Mourinho

The negative side of football. The negative side of our society. People sometimes go to football and bring to it the negative aspects of our society.

Gale Sayers

This is not a football film. It's about two individuals - two good friends telling their story.

People are so passionate about their favourite artists making it to number 1, it almost reminds me of football fanaticism. Nowadays, it's 'One Direction' vs 'The Wanted.' Back in my day, it was 'Oasis' vs 'Blur'.

Wayne Rooney

Becoming a dad was the proudest moment of my life. Playing football does not even compare.

Peyton Manning

When I was drafted by the Colts, Indianapolis was a basketball and a car racing town, but it didn't take long for the Colts to convert the city and state of Indiana into football evangelists.

Kylian Mbappe

We have given ourselves the means of our ambitions, and in football, when we give ourselves the means, it is always less difficult.

I've always been a fan of football, always watched the NFL and it's great to always sit back wherever I can this year. You sit back and enjoy the games, pop a little sports drink - not any pop or soda - lay back, watch the games. It's always cool to see how the games go down and just enjoy them.

I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I'd have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.

Gareth Bale

There seems to be this thing in football where everything has to be... now!

Luis Suarez

Every player feels differently about playing football. We are all different people. I am the type who wants to win all the time. I hate to lose.

Edinson Cavani

I like playing football wherever I can.

Gerald R. Ford

I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.

Gareth Bale

Anything is possible in football.

Edinson Cavani

As long as I am playing football, I am prepared to play wherever I have to.

Jason Momoa

I was an outcast. I was from a town of wrestlers and football players.

To be efficient with the football in practice and on the game field obviously is the most important thing, but be efficient with the football, make smart decisions, be great on third downs, be great in the red zone, when the game's on the line in the fourth quarter - that's what I love.


I respect his decisions, but football without Messi is not football. It is very hard to imagine football without him.

Peyton Manning

I revere football. I love the game. You don't have to wonder if I will miss it. I will absolutely miss it.

Mesut Ozil

It makes me very happy when I create goals or score goals myself, but the most important thing is that the team reaches its goal and plays positive football.


The level of football in England is the top. English football is the leader in the world.

Vince Lombardi

People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.

Phyllis Diller

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

Rafael Nadal

I like a lot of sports. Especially football - it's my favourite sport. My uncle played football in Barcelona for nine years and played for Spain in three World Cups.

Patrick Mahomes

I think, as quarterback and as a football player, you always want to get better.

John David Washington

There are a lot of Washingtons that have played football. I could just blend in more and carve out my own name quietly.

Russell Wilson

Since I was in high school, I wanted to play professional football and professional baseball, be a two-sport star.

Idris Elba

Because I was big, I didn't have to listen to anyone doubting me. I was just considered good at football or whatever, there were no questions about it.

Philip Rivers

It's funny, because it's always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, but I was concerned about the games being played on Sundays. I love to play football but wanted to be able to attend Mass as well.

Jose Mourinho

I think the best place to work in football is England.

Dak Prescott

When I chose Mississippi State, of course I dreamed about being a big-time college football player. But I'm so grateful that actually became a reality - and it became a reality in a small town.

Dwyane Wade

I wanted to be a football player. Football is a sport that I love, but the more I started playing basketball, the more I started dreaming of playing in the NBA.

Jose Mourinho

So I know all about the ups and downs of football, I know that one day I will be sacked.

Patrick Bamford

It's about getting experience and developing. The best way to do that is to go out on loan to play first-team football.

Mickey Rourke

I used to love playing football in high school. I played with the same guys for 10 years.

Patrick Mahomes

East Texas isn't known for producing quarterbacks. I was never really on the football circuit. I wasn't the type of guy that put my name out there.

When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we'd bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.

John Travolta

I played football in the ninth and 10th grade. I looked a lot like Joe Namath, so I think my looks got me there more than my abilities.

Jose Mourinho

In football, I'm not so old. At 52, maybe I have 20 years in front of me to coach. But I feel myself as... you might say an 'old fox.' Nothing scares me; nothing worries me too much. It looks like nothing new can happen for me.

Jurnee Smollett

My little brothers loved baseball. I'm not as big on that as basketball or football, but I understand the game.

Gale Sayers

We had no preconceived ideas. We were on this football team to go out and win ballgames and try to win a championship, that's all. To Brian and me, it was no big deal.

Josh Brolin

Football? Forget it. I didn't have that thing inside me where I wanted to smash against somebody and watch them break. I was too sensitive for that and disliked being that sensitive.

Jon Bon Jovi

I want to own an NFL franchise. I understand the business of football.

Wayne Rooney

Football's about the young players, bringing youth team players through to the first team and hopefully getting the best out of them so they can go on to play for their country.

Philip Rivers

Faith, family, and football is how I prioritize my life. And they all go together, but they go in that order.

Cam Newton

I don't want to be the center of attention, which is ironic. I hate having all eyes on me - unless it's for my job, and my job is playing football. I'm not that attention-hungry.

Russell Wilson

My thing is, and I've always been this way - to get to know as many people as I possibly can on a personal level, so that way, when you get on the football field, you've got your buddy right beside you, and you're ready to go.

Michael B. Jordan

Never played football, but I'm an athlete. I'm a competitor.

Antonio Brown

BioRhythm was a perfect fit for me, as I can relate to the company's attention to detail when producing its products to a very dedicated fan base. Detail is a key to my success on the football field.

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Wayne Rooney

I love football, football is my life.

When you take a year off from football, you come back for all the enjoyable moments. When you're not playing, you miss out on all the highs, but you also miss these disappointments. But I would rather be in the arena to be excited or be disappointed than not have a chance at all. That's football. That's why everybody plays it.